HST Quilted Pillow Tutorial Video

HST Quilted Pillow Tutorial Video

Have you been nervous to try quilting?  This is the project for YOU!  Or perhaps just looking to try something new (but really this is OLD) ?  This new tutorial over on my Youtube channel is an easy and modern twist on the classic Lamoyne star quilt block.  This block has been around a very long time!  Some theories link it to Versailles and others to the LeMoyne Brothers and the beginnings of New Orleans.  Cool, right?  It is also called the...

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Perfect Gift for your Favorite Teacher and FREE PRINTABLES!

Perfect Gift for your Favorite Teacher and FREE PRINTABLES!

Last week Marion finished preschool!  Kindergarten here she comes!  So, I rushed around and made her 3 teachers quilted fabric frames.  You know that is my favorite gift to give, right?  I love how you can give it with a cute saying or special picture and then the recipient can then hang it as is, OR put their own saying or picture in there.  Thus, the perfect gift for your favorite teacher! Alas, in my rushing, NO PICTURES!  but I did make new...

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Mother’s Day Gift Idea and Free Printables!

Mother’s Day Gift Idea and Free Printables!

You know how I keep blathering on about how much I like giving quilted fabric frames as gifts.  Well, here I go again!  I made a new frame and a set of mother’s day quotes to share . Above is the one I am sending my mom.  But I made 2 more for you to choose from!  These will make great mother’s day gifts for you too!  If you don’t want to sew the frame, you could buy a 5” x 7” frame and still use the printables...

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Gingercake’s Gifty Frames and Free Printables!

Gingercake’s Gifty Frames and Free Printables!

This is my stop on my own Gingercake Holiday Gifts Sewing Series!  I knew immediately that I wanted to share the Quilted Fabric Frame pattern!  It is my new favorite gift to give When I created the new frame pattern this past summer, my oldest was immediately smitten.  She is into decorating her room and accessorizing (like many 12 year olds I know!).  Giving a frame can be a little tricky since you either need to have a photo already in it or...

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Mind Your Manners Napkins

Mind Your Manners Napkins

We just got back from my husband's 20th highschool reunion in Bryn Athyn PA.  What a beautiful fall weekend!  We stayed with an old friend and I decided (the night before!) to make her a big set of napkins.  She has a house full of boys and I knew she would get a kick out of some mind your manners napkins! I used my 9 minute napkin tutorial and then used this printing method to print out the manners.  I had a great...

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Tutorial Oven Mitt – found in a box of gifted fabrics

Tutorial Oven Mitt – found in a box of gifted fabrics

About a year ago my mother in law, Trish, gave me a box of fabrics and other sewing odds and ends.  Among the goodies was this hand drawn paper oven mitt pattern.  It looked so easy!  I was excited to share it here on the blog and this week I finally sat down to make it.  It literally takes about 1/2 an hour. I suppose you could fancy it up with patchwork and more elaborate quilting and let it take you a whole hour if...

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Nine Minute Everyday Napkins Tutorial

Nine Minute Everyday Napkins Tutorial

For a while I have been using cloth napkins that I made using this mitered corner tutorial. I love using them- not only for the nice feeling they have or how much prettier my table looks, but because I know I am doing a small thing to help reduce waste.  A wise friend once told me that every little thing you do adds up to make a difference.  So although I could be doing MUCH more, here is small thing that helps and makes your table look...

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The Extreme Cuteness that is Olliegraphics

The Extreme Cuteness that is Olliegraphics

I love personalized stationary for little girls.  I don't really like the price tag though since it often gets scribbled upon.  Then I get annoyed with my children and we all try hard to avoid the whole annoyed with our small children feeling, right?  I found a solution! Enter the extreme cuteness of Olliegraphics.  I used them for elsie's 4th birthday party invitations several years ago and it was so durn cute....

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Super Sweet Vintage Postcards for You!

Super Sweet Vintage Postcards for You!

My friend Karen (remember how I made her that scrappy pumpkin?) and I often go to the thrift store together.  Although I introduced Karen to the joy of thrifting,  I have to admit that her skills of finding treasures may be surpassing me!  Here is what she found for my girls recently…  I had been telling her about the girls writing letters to my Mom asking for sticks of gum (thanks for sending all those sticks of...

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